Cutthroat Comancheros, wandering banditos, the Mexican Army, the Fourth Cavalry - and Miss Vanessa Fontaine - all want Duane Braddock, who has the fastest gun in the West and much more than a price on his head. But it is the Apaches who leave him for dead in the Coahuilian Desert.
Found by a ragtag outlaw band led by an ex-Confederate soldier, Braddock is brought back to the land of the living. By the time he is well enough to run, a greedy plan to seize half-a-million dollars of Army payroll is in place. The dynamite is set, the fuse is lit, and the Pecos Kid has to pick: kill or die.
The volatile, sunbaked Texas of Len Levinson's Western saga wouldn't seem out of place in a Larry McMurtry or Cormac McCarthy novel, and neither would gun-slinging protagonist Duane Braddock. Left for dead in the Coahuillian Desert by the Apaches, Braddock is saved by a band of ex-Confederate outlaws, but must quickly decide if he wants to take part in their audacious scheme to steal half a million dollars from the U.S. Army.
Fred Berman's lively performance bristles with energy and injects life into Levinson's hard-boiled prose in this absorbing listen.
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